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Guard your daughters,: A novel Hardcover – January 1, 1954


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 249 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; 1ST edition (1954)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0007E84Q6
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,809,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A really talented first novel - The excellence of this story lies in the depth beneath its flashing surface.' - John Betjeman 'A novel in a realistic idiom that can fairly be described as humorous and high-spirited is, and perhaps has always been, something of a rarity. It is pleasant to say that Guard Your Daughters, which is the author's first book, is a novel of this type and an exceptionally gay and charming piece of work.' - The Times 'Entirely captivating - It is a light, diverting and touching story - I have an idea that thousands of readers - will welcome Mrs. Tutton's book with delight and ask for more and more. She has a sure touch and a warm, true heart.' - John Connell, Evening News 'No mere reviewer can hope to catch with words the glow in the voice or the light in the eye which a likeable book can kindle. Mrs. Tutton's first novel is full of the qualities that kindle affection. The story which she tells with such humour and sparkle is founded on a situation which is at bottom sinister and could easily have been made depressing - Among other things, the book is a lesson in charity and tolerance, a lesson all the stronger for being lively and amusing and so delightfully sane. Nothing I can say will express the charm, the sheer likeableness of the five girls, or the humour with which Mrs. Tutton tells their story.' - L.A.G. Strong, author --This text refers to the Digital edition.

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Diana Tutton was a novelist. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sally tarbox on September 30, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Such a lovely book telling the story of the Harvey sisters, four of whom still live a rather reclusive existence at home, as Mother discourages visitors. Their efforts to capture a man and to lead their own lives in this eccentric family setting put me much in mind of the Mitford sisters' memoirs (also of Dodie Smith's 'I capture the castle').
Very humorous in parts- I loved the eldest sister's observation on her younger sibling's attempt to find romance: 'You can't wait about for young men to drop from the sky and then...surround them.'
It's not all lightheartedness however, as a dark secret is gradually revealed...
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